Pantry Storage Ideas

The kitchen pantry is tops on the wish list of those building a new home or renovating an existing kitchen. When pantries are organized and well planned it keeps kitchen clutter to a minimum and provides an additional place to stash things that seem to just get strewn around the kitchen and haphazardly thrown in the wrong place. An organized pantry also makes shopping more efficient and meal planning a breeze. Wouldn’t that be nice?

When I was a kid I used to love when my Mom would return home from what she called a “heavy duty” grocery store run. She was not only getting the essential items for lunches and dinners, but also stocking up on snacks, baking items, and things to keep around the house. The pantry would be overflowing and I would go in and just marvel at it all once she unpacked the car and put it away.

The key to a good kitchen pantry is organization. No matter how big or small the space is, if it’s not organized and uniform, it can easily look messy and make things hard to find. It’s as simple as setting aside a rainy day to reorganize.
So grab yourself a nice cappuccino or a cocktail and hunker down. Set a budget, make a plan and then head out to your local Container Store, Home Goods or Target and you’ll find everything you need to outfit your new space.

If you are lucky enough to have the room for a kitchen pantry (or have to get creative in a smaller space to create one,) finding unique and useful ways to make the most of it is half the fun. Look closely at the details of these six gorgeous and well-organized pantries and incorporate what works for you and your style.

At first glance, this cozy shelving space is pretty straightforward, but choosing uniform airtight uniform canisters allows you to maximize every little inch and makes it easier to keep things neat. The addition of a p-touch label takes a little time commitment but really helps with organization. Displaying cookbooks by their colored binding adds a nice punch of color and your favorites are at you fingertips instead of deep fixed in the back of cabinet.

Pantry Room: Credit: Buffalo Architects & Building Designers
Khloe Kardashian's Pantry Credit: Architectural Digest

[dropcap letter=”4.”]Labels, Labels Labels! This kitchen pantry space really pops with the adorable labels on the bins and jars and great choice of wallpaper behind the shelving. Wallpaper is all the rage these days and can really bump up the design and style of a space, so make sure you don’t rule out this trend.

[dropcap letter=”5.”]Not everyone has the space for a walk-in pantry. We are envious of this beautifully executed pantry that sits behind closed doors. Great for showing off pantry items, but also awesome for days when you want to close up shop and keep that space off limits. We love the design of the overhead wine rack and awesome custom labeled drawers.

Pantry shelving Credit: ClassyClutter.net
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